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    Trump Announces Operation Legend, Sending Federal Agents to Chicago and Other Cities Amid Rise in Violence

    Trump Announces Operation Legend, Sending Federal Agents to Chicago and Other Cities Amid Rise in Violence

    “The Justice Department will provide more than $61 million in grants to hire hundreds of new police officers where they are needed most.”

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    President Donald Trump announced Operation Legend, which involves sending federal agents to the Chicago and other cities that have seen a spike in violence since the death of George Floyd.

    From Fox News:

    The “surge” of agents announced on Wednesday to Chicago and other American cities is part of Operation Legend – named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was fatally shot while sleeping in a Kansas City apartment late last month – and comes as federal law enforcement officers have already descended on Portland, Ore. and Kansas City, Mo.

    “The effort to shut down police in their own communities has led to a shocking explosion of shootings, killing, violence, murders,” Trump said during a speech in the White House’s East Room. “This rampage of violence shocks the conscience of our nation and we will not stand by and watch it happen.”

    Chicago will get 100 federal agents. These agents usually come from the ATF and the DEA, but Operation Legend includes agents from the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

    After Floyd’s death, calls have come out to defund and disband police departments. Riots and looting broke out. Chicago has seen over 50% more homicides this year than last year at the same time.

    Portland has spiraled out of control with the mayor and other officials insisting the commotion is made by a few displeased people.

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    The Portland and Chicago situations are different. Portland is the grip of armed radicals–Trump should federalize the Oregon National Guard to impose martial law. Chicago is just Chicago–let the trash kill one another


     
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    Mac45 | July 23, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    What is happening here is that the Democrat leaders of blue cities and states are allowing and even encouraging rioting and other widespread criminal behavior, which places the lives of their constituents at risk. They are doing this either through incompetence or for political gain. However, the President of the United States also has a duty to protect the lives of these citizens, who are also HIS constituents. He has offered all kinds of help to bring these situations under cintrol and has been rebuffed by the leaders of these cities and states. The terrible thing is that he has had to allow this situation ti continue until he now has sufficient public support to do what he should have done weeks ago, bring federal LE assets to bear to stop the violence and lawlessness. If local leaders will not alllow the local police to stop criminal activity and governors will not declare a state of emergency and send in the national guard to restore order, then there is no one left by the local residents and the federal authorities. And, in thee liberal enclaves, the local citizenry has been disarmed. So, who is left?


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